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Our in-house magazine brings you all the latest from Taylor


Latest Issue:

Volume 88 Summer 2017


Cover Story: Lively Limited Editions
Our summer showcase boasts four vibrant acoustic voices: a blackheart sassafras 914ce, a rosewood/Lutz spruce Grand Concert 12-string, an ovangkol/Engelmann spruce baritone Dreadnought, and a dynamic blackwood/Lutz Grand Auditorium.

A Guitarist’s Guide to the GS Mini Bass
Shawn Persinger explains why guitar players will love our compact four-string and shares some bass basics.

How to Change Strings on the GS Mini Bass
Custom strings and bridge pins require a slightly different string-changing technique. The good news: it’s easier.

Spinning Our Wheels
Our new robotic buffing system adds smooth sophistication to our finish polishing capability.

ProFile: Scott Paul
Our new Director of Natural Resource Sustainability brings a passion for forest protection and the expertise to promote our sustainable forestry initiatives.

Custom Guitar Gallery
A sampling of custom guitar details to inspire your Taylor dreams.

Model Spotlight: 214ce-FS DLX
Richly figured sapele inspired this special edition 200 Deluxe Series offering.


What is Wood&Steel?

Wood&Steel began as a desire of Taylor co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug to create an informative communication channel between the company and the people who buy our guitars. Since its summer 1994 debut, our quarterly “owners newsletter” has evolved from its grassroots beginnings into a robust publication that covers all things Taylor, taking readers inside the Taylor factory for the inside scoop on our latest guitar developments and out into the world to connect with Taylor players, dealers and others who make up the vibrant, extended Taylor community. From stories about sourcing wood to guitar care tips to Q&A’s with Bob, we strive to share our passion for making and playing great guitars and to chronicle yours.

How to Get Wood&Steel

Wood&Steel is direct-mailed (free of charge) only to Taylor owners in the U.S. and Canada (if you are a Taylor owner in either country and are not receiving Wood&Steel, see our Owner Registration page). Free copies also are available at authorized Taylor dealers around the world, and each issue is viewable online. There is no paid subscription service.